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Mid-Atlantic Q4 Lunch Seminar Series: Designing Wood-Frame Structures for High Wind

October 8, 2015 – 9:30 am - 12:45 pm


Philadelphia, PAPhiladelphia, PA


Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Register today to secure your seat.

Lunch is included in the cost.

On-site Check-in: 9:00 am
Workshop Begins: 9:30 am
Program Concludes: 12:45 pm

Designing Wood-Frame Structures for High Winds

Presented by Scott Lockyear, PE, Sr National Director, WoodWorks

Wood framing is conducive to meeting the challenges of wind-resistive design. Among its characteristics, wood can carry substantially greater maximum loads for short durations of time as is the case in high-wind events. Wood buildings also tend to include multiple and often redundant load paths for resistance to wind forces. This presentation will cover the design of a building’s wind-resisting system, including wind load calculations, diaphragms, shear walls and collectors. Load path continuity will be discussed, as will unique design considerations for designing wood-frame structures to resist uplift, in-plane, and out-of-plane wind loads. Design examples will be presented to illustrate relevant design procedures and detailing best practices.

Scott Lockyear is Senior National Director of WoodWorks, where he has held a number of roles since the program’s inception. Prior to joining WoodWorks, he managed technical support for Weyerhaeuser’s Southeast Division. Scott has been involved in codes and standards development with the American Wood Council—for example, as lead engineer in the development of the 2001 Wood Frame Construction Manual and implementation of a performance-based code for use in Taiwan. He is an associate member of the ASCE 7 wind and main committees, and has been published in Structure, Wood Design Focus and the Building Safety Journal.

Del Frisco’s Steakhouse
1426-28 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Ph: 215-246-0533

Click here for map and directions.

Parking:  Garages available at 15th and Sansom Streets $28

WoodWorks is an approved AIA provider. Eligible attendees will qualify for 2 HSW credits.

Engineers and non-member architects will receive a certificate of completion for their participation.

Professional Development Certificates and AIA CES forms will be available on site.


Contact Mary Schramka at  or 708-204-9578.


8 October 2015
9:30 am - 12:45 pm
Event Category:


Del Frisco’s – Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA United States

WoodWorks offers a wide range of in-person and online training opportunities, from Wood Design Symposiums that include concurrent seminars and a trade show, to half-day workshops, lunchtime seminars and webinars.